Don’t just tell people about all the benefits volunteering can bring – let them come along and see for themselves
What’s it all about?
Hosting a get-together is a great way to bring potential volunteers into one space to show them what Scouts is all about – letting them join in the fun for the evening and get a taste for what volunteering might be like. By the end, you might even persuade them to take on the four week challenge, or find that people who are already involved feel motivated to do more. What the video below to find out more about running a get-together.
How does it work?
- Run an open event – inviting young people’s parents/carers to come along to a session and try out some Scout activities at different bases
- Speak to parents/carers during an existing event, like an AGM or fun day
- Run a session where sections can earn badges throughout the evening, with parents/carers coming along to offer support
- Run a Beaver Bistro, Cub Café and Scout Supper – or combine all three into one event for the whole group
- Run your event to coincide with a special days like Founder’s Day, Mother’s or Father’s Day, Pancake Day, Iftar, or a religious or cultural festival
- Run an awards evening, giving out badges or certificates in front of families
Whatever you decide to do, get your young people involved in the planning.